The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is offered for patients as part of the treatment continuum. Typically offered three to five days per week from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., this program offers a safe, highly structured, short-term intensive outpatient program for those diagnosed with a mental health disorder, substance abuse issues or dual diagnosis.
Partial hospitalization may be appropriate for patients, ages 18 and over, who require a short-term intensive outpatient program for stabilization. The aim of the program is to prevent full hospitalization or to facilitate the transition from the hospital back to the community.
The PHP staff is a professional, multidisciplinary team comprised of a clinical manager, psychiatrist, social worker, substance abuse specialist, nurse and an expressive arts therapist. The team coordinates each patient’s care and meets with the patient both in groups and individually.
Each patient receives a comprehensive interdisciplinary evaluation before being assigned their own treatment team. The team develops a personalized, problem-specific treatment plan that is updated at least once a week. This plan may involve regular psychiatrist visits, weekly case manager meetings and weekly family contact. Coordination with the primary care physician, outpatient providers and collateral contacts is an important part of treatment and discharge planning.
Treatment is designed to assist patients in developing a plan for physical, mental and spiritual recovery. Discharge planning begins at the point of admission and involves collaboration between patient family, and collateral supports to develop a plan for continuing growth.
In addition to traditional PHP treatment, Fuller Hospital offers Partial Plus with no cost, on-site housing provided. Partial Plus provides a supportive living environment for residents while they are in PHP treatment. Appropriate candidates are generally patients who are safe to remain in the dorm, but require the intervention of PHP to address their issues in order to prevent hospitalization. While at the dorm, residents are required to attend all PHP groups and related treatment at Fuller Hospital.
Fuller Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization Program includes treatment for dual diagnosis patients who have co-occurring psychiatric and addiction disorders. The focus is to identify and engage behavioral changes that are necessary to establish recovery. Patients take an in-depth look at the process of relapse and develop strategies to effectively manage the relapse process as it occurs.
Fuller’s Partial Hospitalization Program incorporates dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment techniques, including skills groups and behavioral analysis. DBT is a cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) that balances validation and acceptance with change, growth and empowerment. The focus of DBT is on teaching basic life skills alongside skills for emotional and stress regulation.
Clients and providers interested in Fuller Hospital’s Partial Hospitalization Program with Partial Plus should call the intake at 508-761-8500 or complete the form below. If the individual qualifies for partial hospitalization at Fuller Hospital , the PHP staff will then discuss criteria for admission to Partial Plus.